Next month firefighters from New York, Boston and Russia will trade in their flame-resistant gear for shoulder pads and ice skates and team up against each other – and some of the best known names in hockey – for the third annual ‘Battles On Ice,’ a two-part annual competition in New York that organizers say represents both tragedy and triumph.
From a town called Moscow in the state of Idaho to the shadow of the Kremlin in the better known Moscow, protests are scheduled around the world Saturday against biotechnology giant Monsanto, which the demonstrators say is turning a blind eye to the potentially deadly effects of genetically modified foods produced from seeds it sells globally.
United States President Barack Obama committed a military faux pas on Friday, when he broke with tradition and didn’t return the salute of a Marine standing guard at the door of the presidential helicopter Marine One.
Vasily Klyukin, a Russian businessman living in Monaco, paid 1.2 million euros ($1.5 mln) to board a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, Sky News television reported on Friday.
Russia will provide 1.7 billion euros to finance the construction of Serbia’s stretch of the South Stream gas pipeline that will carry Russian natural gas through the Black Sea to Bulgaria and then on to Greece, Italy and Austria, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
Production of vodka and other spirits in Russia dropped 23.3 percent in the first four months of 2013 year on year to 5.7 million decaliters, the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) said in a report on Friday.
Construction of Russia’s two new antimissile radars – one in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad and the other in Siberia’s Irkutsk region – should be complete by the end of next year, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.
Syrian mass protests started in Daraa on the border with Jordan on
March 18. They were prompted by the arrest of a group of school students
who wrote anti-government mottos on walls. The unrest later spread to
other Syrian regions.
Syrian mass protests started in Daraa on the border with Jordan on March 18. They were prompted by the arrest of a group of school students who wrote anti-government mottos on walls. The unrest later spread to other Syrian regions.1